My Books

My novels are stories about family and friendship, about motherhood and community, about what it means to lose and love, to feel lonely and to belong, to find strangers who become the most important people in your life and to lose those you were born to. Most of all, they’re all about the pain and magic of being human and alive in the world and they’re about hope, which is what my heart most needs from the books I read, so it’s what I write about too. It’s an honour to share my books with you.

The Children’s Secret

Nothing ever happens in a small town like Middlebrook. Until the residents are shaken to their core, when one hot Saturday afternoon, at a back-to-school party, nine children sneak into a barn – and only eight come out unharmed. ⁣

The press immediately starts asking questions. What type of parent lets their children play unsupervised in a house with guns? What kind of child pulls the trigger on their friend? And most importantly: of the nine children who were present in that barn, which one actually pulled the trigger, and why are the others staying silent?⁣

Incredibly gripping and gorgeously written, this thought-provoking novel asks us how much our children are capable of and how far we will go to protect them.⁣

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You Found Me

Early one summer morning Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River walk across Regent’s Park. They come across a rain-soaked man sitting alone on a bench and ask him if he’s okay. But he doesn’t know. In fact he doesn’t know the answer to any of their questions – not even his own name.

Urged on by her daughter Isabel takes the man to the hospital she works at, hoping that will be the end of it. But when the tests show there’s nothing physically wrong with him, and yet he still can’t remember who he is, she realises she can’t walk away.

Isabel made a promise to River that they would help this man, but with no way to identify him Isabel begins to worry about what he past secrets his memory loss might be hiding.

Can they trust him?

‘Stayed with me long after I’d finished reading.’
Mike Gayle, BESTSELLING author of The Man I Think I Know

‘Loved this – a compassionate and very timely book about how we treat each other.’
Eva Woods, BESTSELLING author of How to be Happy

‘Touching and poignant, I really enjoyed this and found it hard to put down.’
Cathy Hopkins, BESTSELLING author of The Kicking the Bucket List

‘Original, poignant and heart-warming’
Sadie Pearse, author of This Child of Ours

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Before I Was Yours

Sam and Rosie Keep have always wanted children, but adoption has become their only option; they’ll do anything to have a child to love.

Seven-year-old Jonah is far away from home, and the man who’s meant to be taking care of him has disappeared.

When Sam and Rosie meet Jonah they know they’ve found the child they’ve dreamed of. But when the unthinkable happens and life changes for all three members of the Keep family, suddenly Sam and Rosie must answer an impossible question: how far are they willing to go for a child who isn’t really theirs?

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The Return of Norah Wells

One ordinary morning, Norah Wells walked out of her house and never looked back. Six years later, she returns to the home she left only to find another woman in her place: Fay.

Now that Norah has returned, everyone has questions. Where has she been? Why did she leave? And the most pressing question of all: what happens to The Mother Who Stayed when The Mother Who Left comes back?

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What Milo Saw

Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing, and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don’t.

When Milo’s beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there’s something wrong at the home. So with just Tripi, the nursing home’s cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home…

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Feather Tucker has two wishes:

  1. To get her mum healthy again
  2. To win the Junior UK swimming championships

When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problems run deeper than just her mum’s unhealthy appetite.

Over time, Feather’s mission to help her Mum becomes an investigation. With the help of friends old and new, and the hindrance of runaway pet goat Houdini, Feather’s starting to uncover when her mum’s life began to spiral out of control and why. But can Feather fix it in time for her mum to watch her swim to victory? And can she save her family for good?

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As Far as the Stars

How do you change what’s already written in the stars?

Christopher is the sort of guy that no one notices, yet when Air catches sight of him making intricate paper birds in the airport, she can’t look away.

But their worlds are about to collide in ways they never expected. Someone they love is on Flight 0217 from London Heathrow. And it’s missing.

Convinced that her brother was on a different flight, Air drives them hundreds of miles across the country, on a trip that will change their lives forever.

But how do you tell the person you’re falling for that you might just be the reason their life has fallen apart?

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